Seaside theme area for library

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It is hoped that a generous donation to the Ward Library in Castle Street, Peel, will be spent on a new seaside decoration theme to brighten up the area for pre-school children.

A donation has been made by Ann Harvie in memory of her husband Tim.

A few years ago Ann and Tim visited the library and since Tim passed away his wife has contacted the library to make the donation.

At last Tuesday’s Peel Commissioners meeting, librarian Carol Horton suggested spending the money on making a seaside theme area for the younger children who visit the library.

Carol said at present the pre-school area is ‘quite dark and gloomy’ and she suggested buying some seaside boards that would represent waves.

Carol explained that she did not know how damaged the walls behind the bookcases were, because at present they are hidden, but she thought it would be better and cheaper to cover the walls with the seaside theme boards.

She told the commissioners that it is the child members that are keeping the library open.

Commissioner Ian Davison suggested getting pupils from Peel Clothworkers Primary School to help with the art work.

Carol added that maybe the students from the art department at Queen Elizabeth II High School would help.

She will discuss with the commissioners’ technical officer, Terry Quayle, what can be done with the area in the library she wants transformed.

The library is open Monday to Wednesday 1.30pm-5.30pm, Friday 10am-noon and 2pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-noon and 2pm- 5.30pm.

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